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conditions at the athletes' village in delhi. and the u.s. state of virginia executes its first female prisoner in almost a hundred years. also coming up in the program, the military leader of the colombian fark rebel group is killed by security forces. russia's we ban it is up even further, prompting fears of a looming crisis. ♪ it is an ambitious projection to any weary observers of middle eastern politics. president obama has suggested that when the un general assembly meets next year it may be worked -- it may be welcoming in a palestinian state. he encouraged talks between palestinians and israelis. this next segment does contain some flash photography. >> president obama looks like a man in a hurry, the free-speech over peace in the middle east -- late for a speech over peace in the middle east. >> he told them that as a mix- pessimists and cynics would predict figure. but he told them to reach inside themselves for a bold prediction. >> when we come back next year we can have an independent, sovereign state of palestine living in peace with israel. >> the israeli delegation, o
state and local governments, we turn to virginia. the state's governor is looking for new revenues from a product as old as the hills: alcohol. stephanie dhue looks at whether the governor's plan to privatize liquor sales will be a budget win or a hangover in the making. >> reporter: in town hall meetings around the state, governor robert mcdonnell is making the case for getting virginia out of the liquor business. >> i don't necessarily think it's a core function of government to have to distribute gray goose or jack daniel's, i think there's other things that are probably more important. >> reporter: the governor proposes auctioning 1,000 liquor licenses to retailers, like costco, giant, and 7-11, which already sell beer and wine in virginia. the state would also auction wholesale licenses and get rid of its warehouse and state-owned stores. the proposal promises to bring in nearly $0.5 billion to help fund transportation projects. >> letting the free market work, we can generate a one-time windfall for transportation and keep an equivalent amount of money coming to the state, it's ju
of virginia is preparing its first execution of a female prisoner in almost 100 years. she has been sentenced to death for arranging the murder of her husband and his son in 2002. >> this is the 41-year-old grandmother who sent hit man to kill her husband and stepson said she could collect a quarter of a million dollars in insurance. now from a jail cell, hours before her execution, she has spoken by phone to a local reporter. >> i just want people to know you can be a good person and make the wrong choice. if i have to go on and be with jesus, i know that will be the best thing. >> her husband and his son were shot dead in their trailer in rural virginia. it was meant to look like a bungled robbery. she quickly confessed to police that she had left the door open for the killers, who she had met earlier in the supermarket. one of them became her lover as they hatched the murder plot. relatives of the victims have no doubt be punishment fits the crime. >> when you play god, you are taking it upon yourself to write your own future. you get what you deserve. >> but defense lawyers say it is mora
. >> tom: in stark contrast to california, virginia has a budget surplus. republican governor bob mcdonnell calls his state the most business-friendly in the country. mcdonnell says low taxes and limited regulation are the keys to virginia's success. but the state also benefits from federal defense spending. while the governor thinks uncle sam should tighten the purse strings, he says protecting the country is a worthwhile investment. >> it really is about what the priorities are. do we want to spend more on entitlements and social programs and any number of other things? have health care reform that's in the trillions of dollars long-term? a $1.7 billion un-funded mandate on virginia? is that where the spending ought to go? or in a dangerous world with a fair number of people who disagree with america abroad, do we still need to maintain a fair level of defense spending? i think that's a prudent expenditure. >> tom: the complete interview with governor mcdonnell can be found on the n.b.r. web site at "nightly business report" on pbs.org. and stay tuned tomorrow for our continuing se
funerals and delivering eulogies. last week, a farmer in virginia. these farmers are dying. they have to die without receiving their settlement, but the senate needs to ask when they come back into session on september 13 and give us a real cloture vote for the black farmers, where we can get the votes so that black farmers can get their settlement. tavis: what has the obama administration said or done about this? >> i would like to see the administration do a little more to help the black farmers, by urging harry reid, and the majority to work together to get a bill out of the senate for the black farmers. a few weeks ago, there was a deal with senator blanche lincoln, where that group of farmers, and disaster payments, the administration put an administrative deal on the table for $1.50 million, and the black farmers went home for it -- with nothing. i would like to see the administration reach out to was an awful russ and administrative deal, the way they did that corporate farmers and the large scale white farmers before they went to recess. tavis: what is the response as to why t
. they are campaigning for reelection at this meeting in virginia. he is one of many democrats facing defeat. he wants to keep some distance from mr. obama. >> i have been proud to stand with the president where we have agreed and willing to call him out when i disagree. i am not a big fan of his economic advisers. >> the elections matter because they change what a president is able to do. there is a chance this november obama may lose control of congress. if that happens, mr. obama will have to find a new way of governing. >> bp has given its own account of the catastrophic oil spill in the gulf. 11 workers died when the deep water horizon rick exploded and the leak dumped almost $5 million -- 5 million barrels of crude oil into the gulf. bp faces hundreds of lawsuits and compensation claims. they report no single factor caused the disaster. it also appoints the figure of blame at several other companies. it speaks of a complex series of mechanical failures and human errors and faults in the engineering design. our business editor reports. >> april 20, the worst oil disaster in history. 11 deaths com
in northern virginia. its c.o.o., george pakidis, says its a hit. already one out of ten of his customers book rides that way. >> the idea that a client can reach us through the web, they can call us from their smart phone, they can text us, it's just user friendly. >> reporter: taximagic software can help take the load off a cab company's dispatch system. >> if you can see on the phone where the cab is on it's way to pick you up, you're less likely to call the operator and say, "dude, where's my car?" >> reporter: taximagic began with a business plan to integrate taxi charges into expense account software. but when it launched the taximagic smart phone app, things really took off. the service is now available in 30 metro areas, including san francisco, chicago and los angeles. >> i don't think we would be here if there wasn't such a thing as the iphone. our business was nice of the blackberry and nice on the web, but when the iphone came out was when everything went crazy. >> reporter: and just as everything was getting going, the financial crisis hit. but with backing from expense account so
, virginia. >> tom: finally tonight, if you can't get hired in your career field, maybe it's time to change focus. diane eastabrook brings us the story of a former chief financial officer who found a new life by returning to his roots. >> you are now at fenwick high school. you are friars. >> reporter: this assembly on the first day of class at fenwick high school in oak park, illinois, marks a new beginning for 300 freshmen. it is also a beginning for greg pritz, the school's new finance director. he joined the staff last may after being jobless for 18 months. for pritz, this job is a poignant return to the past. he graduated from the catholic high school 35 years ago. >> did you ever think you'd be back at fenwick working here? >> only in my nightmares. ( laughter ) >> reporter: we met pritz in last year's labor day special. the former chief financial officer talked with other laid- off professionals about losing work and trying to finding it again. at that point, pritz had been jobless for nine months. >> the hard part is keeping the energy up. >> reporter: as we walk the halls of his al
would have to deal with. >> reporter: jamila trindle, "nightly business report," bristow, virginia. >> jeff: so the fed signals that it could soon be time for quantitative easing-- part two. and it was bond prices that go on a tear, with stocks fading away. buyers of bonds just couldn't get enough, once the fed signaled its growing worries about deflation pressures. look at this chart. this shows the yield-- the interest rate-- on the two-year treasury note: a new record low of o.4%. the 10s and 30s also saw lots of buying, although yields aren't anywhere close to setting new lows. as for stocks, a rush for the exits in the last hour. but, transportation stocks managed to hold their gains. let's look at the dow transports e.t.f. in the face of today's selloff, it managed to set a new four- month high. the airlines-- continental, delta, and american airlines-- leading the way. some of that may be due to an industry trade report yesterday predicting a tripling in profits for carriers globally this year, before a big drop in 2011. investors giving a lukewarm reception to a cautious ou
, campaign-style, in a virginia family's backyard to promote the new health care law. obama ticked off a list off its achievements, among them: there are no limits on lifetime benefits. kids can no longer be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition. and, dependents up to age 26 will be able to get insurance through their parent's plan. >> all of these things are designed not to have government more involved in health care. they're designed to make sure that you have basic protections in your interactions with your insurance company, that you're getting what you paid for. >> reporter: consumers can expect to pay more in premiums. the administration estimates those new benefits will add an average of 2% to 3% to premium costs. but, supporters say a focus on preventive care will help bring long-term costs down. heritage policy analyst ed haislmaier says whether that will be true is unclear. >> when you start saying things like, "the plan has to pay for dietary counseling for people with high cholesterol," but then doesn't define what high cholesterol is or how many visits and says, "use good
. and those four bills include naming a river in virginia, naming a courthouse, renaming a post office, and bringing some federal dollars back to the bay area after the earthquake. it is all well and good for senator boxer to continue to mischaracterize my record. i would remind her that it was she who voted for the wall street bailout. it was she who has taken my contributions from wall street executives. i would remind her as well that when you lead a business, whether it's a nine-person business or 150,000 people, you sometimes have to make the agonizing choice to lose some jobs to save more. and what enrages people in california is they see people making those tough choices absolutely every day. >> our time is up. i'm sorry. >> it's several federal employees growing at 14.5%. >> time is up. the next viewer question is for ms. fiorina. it comes from a republican, tom watson. mr. watson is a retired employee from hewlett packard. he has a question regarding the outsourcing of jobs alt s at h. let's listen. >> carly, while you were at hp, you sent thousands of jobs offshore. you coin
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